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evening, brian. despite those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government, the pastor here says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11, he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has more than 200 koran and he claims a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith & wesson .40 caliber. >> reporter: -- says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails from around the world flooded the church's in-box. messages like, swear by almighty god, i will slay the church pastor terry jones in front of the church's door. the dove world outreach center sits outside a cow pasture in rural gainesville, florida. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pas
with the till look -- tillamook burn. never. we used to have a very high rate of employment, with a relatively high average, annual salary when the mills were operating. we no longer have mills. what in the hell are we doign to this -- doing to this state? >> do you want to share any thoughts on the east side forest plan my colleague has been trying to put together to get out of this deadlock? >> it all works soemtimes. -- sometimes. but every time that something gets going, it goes to the courts. we are stymied. >> thank you very much. whenever i am hiding in that area, you often see -- hiking in that area, you often see completely overgrown, second- growth forests that are not serving their purpose and are often a source of disease, a potential fire hazard. it is a lose-lose-lose situation. there are a number of things that we need to push forward on. one is the thinning which produces a steady supply of logs, better timber stands, and improves the ecosystem. nothing moves past in this world, but another piece was -- senator wyden and i thought to get money to help for us to thinning. a seco
those calls from the highest levels of the u.s. government the pastor says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11 he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith and wesson .30 caliber. >> reporter: says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails flooded the church's in box. messages like, swear by god i will slay the church pastor in front of the church door. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pastor jones admits he's never read the koran but takes no responsibility if burning it leads to an attack on a u.s. soldier. >> of course we would feel terrible. we are not responsible for that. w
now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> msnbc's rachel maddow joining us this hour to discuss this and more. >>> new questions about the president's timetable and strategy for afghanistan. >>> in a league of his own, nfl star goes back to his childhood home to help one of the poorest countries in the world. it is a story you have to see to believe. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. the pastor of a tiny church in florida could be in sighting a holy war against the islamic world if he sticks to his plan to burn korans on 9/11. >> i am definitely a radical but not in that sense. i am not promoting the changing of the constitution. i am not promoting the killing of çpeople. i am radical in the sense that i believe the bible to be the word of god. i believe jesus christ is the only way to salvation, to forgiveness. >> a short time ago a 9/11 families group issued a statement calling jones' plan unacceptable and, quote, abhorrent" and an as a result to victims of 9/11 and the many brave individuals who have risen in the defense of our n
the u.s. has blundrd into the scenario with one overreaction or another. bin laden needs to be the object of our hoss tilts, national security and contempt and deserves to be taken seriously. but most of what he has achieved we do ourselves. bin laden does not deserve that we even inadvertently fuffleful unimagined dreams. here's more from the president friday at this news conference. i think in this day and age there is always going to be the potential for an individual or a small group of individuals, if they are willing to die, to kill other people. some of them are going to be very well organized and some of them are going to be random. that threat is there and it's important, i think, for the american people to understand that and not to live in fear. it's just a reality of today's world that there are going to be threats out there. we have i think greatly improved our homeland security security since 9/11 occurred. you know, i am constantly impressed with the dedication that our teams apply to this problem. they are chasing down every threat, not just from al qaeda
. glad you are with us on this thursday morning. we say good morning to mr. tony perkins as well. >> hello there. a very nice start to the day. >> temperatures are in the 60s across most of the area and we've got clear skies. it will be a pretty day today too. not bad at all. >> let's take a look. we'll start with what is going on out there by showing out satellite-radar. no precipitation, nothing like that. the skies are mostly clear. we had the frontal system come through yesterday and then the cool air began to settle in last night. that is what we've got this morning. current temperatures around the region look like this. right now, in washington, it is 66 degrees. 66 here. 64 in annapolis. manassas, 61 degrees and there are some 50s out there. baltimore, 58. dulles airport is at 57 degrees. your day planner for today, lots of sunshine. very comfortable, a little bit breezy. >> a fall-like day. we're looking for high temperatures today in the upper 70s after a high in the mid-90s yesterday. more details on all of that coming up shortly. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with j
potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to rescue the economy. tracie, good morning. >> lynn, good morning. today the president will deliver that speech in a state where one of his harshest critics is from, republican leader john boehner, and from a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president's expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks, allowing small businesses to write off capital investments next year, giving them more cash to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments in tomorrow that are creating hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> all of it paid for by ending tax breaks for big companies. republicans say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. we need to get our arms around the out-of-control spending. >> it's a pro-business agen
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
religion within america is part of an exclusive club. this exploitation of the truth that is used for political purposes since this is now an election year, and the fact is, most americans are the easiest targets. they are an easy punching bag. we do not have the reach. we do not have a lobby. we do not have a p r infrastructure. the other side obviously has the microphone. my mentor always said something that is very telling for us as muslims as well as for americans and people. the world is not divided into muslims, christians, and jews. the world is divided into stupid people and intelligent people. >> on that note, who wants to be the first u.s. question? [laughter] raise your hand and we will have the gentleman with the microphone, for. >> we've discussed this in the past. while we know that the great majority of muslims embrace and endorse the founding principles of the united states and want to be good americans, unfortunately there are people who do not. they profess to be acting in the name of islam. one of the difficulties it seems to me is that there's no central author
the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
. >> in a few moments, and news conference on the u.s. attitudes towards muslims protocol in an hour, the state department briefing that included questions on plans to burn copies of the qur'an. -- poor run -- koran. . . >> we meet today to discuss what we consider to be an alarming trend and a rise in the bigotry in this country. it is the time that challenges americans to decide whether we are going to live up to our values, the values of religious freedom and tolerance that has been the hallmark of american society for so long. i feel very privileged and honored to have such distinguished faith leaders com heree today -- come today to assert their belief in the importance of filling the american promise and these principles. i am particularly grateful to my jewish colleagues who are very busy, entering a time of jewish holy days and have many things to do in preparation for that. i am very grateful for them, in particular, for joining us today. let me just say a few brief words about the climate that we find ourselves in today. i understand that there is a great deal of misunderstanding abou
in our car and realized our car had been shot up. they said -- the people around us said that the guy was standing near our car. >> reporter: when the shooting stopped, this suv, which was being shot at witnesses say, had overturned blocks away near 12th and u. >> the busses was blocking him and so it hit the verizon truck here and flipped. >> reporter: jamal coates was killed and two others injured during the shoot-out. several others were seen running away. later, police say this tan buick regal may have been involved in the shooting witnesses leaving the funeral ducked for cover. >> this is something very tragic, that's happened to a family, they have had a loss, and why someone would want to cause more may hem, i don't understand. >> reporter: all of it played out near busy u street and at a church during a funeral where two rival groups were taunting each other. >> this resulted from a taunting. this was a taunting at a funeral. and we have this kind of serious consequence as a result. >> reporter: several police officers and community activists were at the funerals too. there wa
and new details about how police say she used drain cleaner to do this to herself. but first from fox this tuesday night yemen launch as new offensive in an area where a radical american cleric is believed to be hiding out. at one point there was word security forces had cornered one anwar al awlaki. he is the first american citizen to be on the u.s.' government's capture or kill list. for context he is said to inspire and motivate terrorists online. u.s. officials say is he a senior talent recruiter. today on "studio b" terror expert and author of the most dangerous places robert pelton explained why they decided to target him. >> he is like a minibin laden. is he more powerful than bin laden because speaks perfect english and motivates people in this country to do violent acts. >> shepard: that's what he has done. linking him to the fort hood massacre and underwear bomber and times square and two others. catherine herridge, what do we know about his status right now. >> push where he is believed to be hiding is highly significant. today the paper reported that the u.s. born cleric w
along with others. on friday at 11:00, he doesn't speak to the people but to the base and us. >> he's trying to drive the conversation into the weekend. we are inside the two-minute warning. he is an extraordinary communicator, but as president, people said what happened to the guy who was out on the campaign trail. >> right. it brings it back to something donna said earlier, she says he thinks he has the juice to bring people out. i saw him say do this one tore me, come out like you do for me in 2008. he does the same thing in virginia and republicans won those. this is different. if he can frame it as a big, big election for him and his agenda. it's a tough go. >> you have to define the stakes for his voters to get out and vote. that's something he hasn't done. >> remember, congress returns next week and the other thing the president wants to do is to help set the agenda for the closing weeks of this session of congress. >> youee now the great pageantry in the east room of the white house. you see correspondents taking their seats. president of the united states on a friday mornin
for our schools at the time of crisis for our country. follow us on twitter. up next, tom brokaw right here. >>> held loaf. i would like to welcome you to our education nation summit. it's our children, our grandchildren. representing nothing less than our future and the 3.1 million teachers in the united states, those who help meld our children into future businessmen, engineers, politicians, teachers, whatever we are begins in the american classroom, but there is a problem just over the horizon. many of our teachers and principals are part of the baby boom generation. in fact, a study conducted by the national commission on teaching and the future found more than one many of our nation's veteran teachers and principals will be retiring over the next decade. a wave of retirlt expected to reach its peak sometime during this school year. so today we're going to talk about solutions to this this problem. joining me here at rockefeller center is secretary of education arne duncan. how he hopes to fill the classrooms with a new generation of educators. over the next hour the secretary will
are in this country. i'm bill hemmer. thank you for being with us. how are you doing, martha? >> fine. to see you and good to have you with us. this is a special day, of corse, a day we stop and remember. and we think about what is now called ground zero. we watch the pentagon. and the scenes from there. and, of course, shanksville, pennsylvania. all of those sites of rvices today, to honor the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice o n september 11, 2001. >> we have a great line-up for you in the next two hours. in a moment, we'll be joined by the former mayor rudy giuliani, a bit later here. he knows the memorials too well. beginning this morning. in lower manhattan with a moment of silence. 8:46 a.m. that's the time t the first plane hit the first tow they' -- tower that tuesday morning. >> at this time, please join us and allmo new yorkers in a moment of silence. [ moment of silence ] [ bells toll ] [ silence ] >>> lorraine g. bay. [ bells toll ]>> todd m. beamer. ] [ bells toll ] >>> it is always the faces somehow that are the most telling of the images and the emotions we see on this day. we'
spurred that the national and local level the u.s. will lose. what do you think? the numbers to call -- you can also e-mail us. and we are on twitter. "curb corruption or lose the war" from "the wall street journal." the author of "why vietnam matters. " he draws on his own experience in vietnam. he starts out by saying -- so, what do you think? curb corruption or losing the war? will that be putting the american effort in jeopardy in afghanistan? "the wall street journal" has this piece. the piece says -- our question for you this morning, is there a danger in the u.s. losing the war in afghanistan do to problems of corruption, and bought more perhaps by the cia, trying to do the right thing and aligning itself with informants, but did they take advantage of the system? "the washington post" has an excerpt modified from "obama's wars." uc and in this year, president obama visiting arlington national -- you see in this here, president obama visiting arlington national cemetery. the peace in "the washington post" says -- so, we are seeing a little bit of the behind-the-scenes give- an
i'm keith olbermann. good night and good luck. >>> please join us for the live edition of "countdown" every week night at 8:00 p.m. >>> tackling tax cuts. president obama sets the stage for a showdown with prens over plans to stimulate the economy. >>> devastation in detroit, flames sweep through dozens of homes in michigan. >>> and officials take no chances with a toy pony bomb square. >>> this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with getting personal. president obama will dig deep during a speech in cleveland today where, according to administration officials, he'll draw on his own personal background to convince voters that he knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. tracy potts joins us with more from washington on how the president plans to boost the economy. >> republican leader john boehner and in a region hit hard by unemployment. the president is expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy. individuals earning overed 200,000 and couples over $250,000. plus, he wants to spend $50 billion on transportation pr
to be back here. the three of us together haven't been here for how long. a long time, right? >> i know. later in the show, your son starts kindergarten. >> he did start. >> did he go through with it? sometimes you can say you know what? mom, i'm not ready. >> he's very much ready for it. that's good news. let's talk about what's going on today. president obama unveiling the latest part of his economic pitch. today it's going to happen in cleveland. it's expected to include tax cuts for businesses but not for the wealthy people of america. julie kirtz live for us in d.c. of what we can expect in the speech. good morning. >> good morning. president obama will not only lay out tax breaks and infrastructure spending to try to in the words of administration officials give the economy an upfront kick, he'll take aim at republicans today. he'll be in cleveland for another campaign style event like he was in milwaukee on monday. senior administration officials say mr. obama will focus today's speech on what they call the diversion paths the two parties are proposing this fall for the economy.
. it's quite obvious it's not just the islamic world that is concerned about this. theç u.s. military leaders are concerned enough they have raised the ante by speaking about it, pulling off the effort here by addressing it. their concerns is when the korans are burned it may cause americans in uniform danger in other parts of the world. the burning of the koran is a catalyst to starting more unprovoked violence again americans in uniform. i asked the pastor here about that. what would he think, if he burned these korans and an american was targeted. this is what he had to say. >> yeah, of course. we would feel terrible. that would be a disaster. that would be beyond words. but we are not responsible for that. why don't we point the finger where it belongs. they point the finger at us. why don't we point the finger at them, the people who did it. >> will he burn the korans, that's the big question. i asked him that. he did say this was a message from god for him to burn them. perhaps he'll get another message from his god telling him not to burn them. then, of course, there's the city
channel meteorologist scott williams joins us now live in the studio. good morning to you, scott. another storm? >> absolutely, veronica. this is the eighth named storm of the 2010 season and its name is hermine. it could bring some problems along the texas coast. right now, as we take a look at the slaert perspective you can see the deep convection right now in the southern gulf of mexico. that will bring heavy rainfall, flash flooding as we move into the lone star state. not only for your labor day but as we move through the middle part of the week as well. you can see the rain bands continuing to come in around corpus christi and eventually into houston. not everything you see making it to the ground. as we expand the view across the nation here on this labor day, a few light sprinkles around the great lakes and also into the northern plains. as we move into florida looking for some scattered showers and some thunderstorms for today. so over the next 48 hours, look at the heavy rainfall. that bull's-eye in south texas upwards of 10 inches before all is said and done with this tropical
jolie told reporters, i have no words. leaders from the state department and the u.s. military to the head of his laumic society of north america are also calling on pastor terry jones to reconsider. >> i'm heartened by the clear, unequivocal of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> top u.s. commanders in afghanistan were warn the koran building could put u.s. soldiers at risk. kerry sanders is at the site in gainesville, florida. what is going to go on saturday? is this group going to still burn the koran? are they able to do it? >> this is called the dove outreach center and the pastor jones, as you mentioned, has a congregation maybe of 50. they claim they're going to gather in the field here in front of the chunrch and they'r going to set up a stage and make speeches and then they're going to take the korans, which they have already purchased. some they say were donated. they're going to put them, they say, into a pit, light them on fire and burn them. but there are hurdles that they're going to have to clear tha
is preparing to announce his $350 billion plan to get comet rolling again. the swhous avoiding using words stimulus. republicans say it's not enough. and there's a live report from cnn's ed henry following the president in ohio. >>> and the am blog up is and running this morning. >>> so we're hearing from the person that is behind the mosque that is set to be built behind ground zero. the imam says the project will go forward. >>' dresses t he addresses the debate saying "i imvery sensitive to the feelings of the families of victims of 9/11 as are my fellow leaders of many faiths. we will accordingly seek the support of those families and the support of our vibrant neighborhood as we consider the ultimate plans for the community center. our objective has always been to make this a center for unification and healing." the imam just returned from a trip to the middle east promoting u.s.-muslim relations. >> reporter: you never heard him speak, this is what the imam has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should worship one god, love and adore the one guy. >
states. john hendren, abc news, the white house. >>> the fbi says the car used in dramatic south florida bank robbery has now been found. investigators will begin going over the car today. strapped what they said was a bomb to a bank teller's chest. then they made him withdraw a large sum of money. abc news has learned the bomb turned out to be a fake. >>> a vacation ended in tragedy for a busload of tourists from at least 12 people were killed when their bus apparently crashed into a bridge support on a joer man highway near berlin. dozens of people were also hurt. police say the bus was forced off the highway by a car which was trying to merge. the group was returning home after a trip to spain. >>> south korean automaker hyundai is recall something popular new cars. steering wheel defects in its sonata sedans forced the recall. they love 2011 models built before september 10th. no crashes or injuries have been reported. owners should take their cars to the dealer for inspection or repairs. >>> it was not the usual sunday sermon at one of the nation's largest churches. bishop eddie lon
get a ticket, never talk or text while driving, respect the privilege of using your car, and never n signed by you, jonathan. i think that's so great. you did this because of the loss of derek? >> yeah, yeah. one--one thing we were paranoid about was jonathan driving. and jonathan even had a hard time driving after that. so i just felt that on his honor, if he signed the contract, he would obey those laws. >> that's amazing. oprah: yeah. so you were the first no phone zone. >> yes. yes. oprah: yeah. you were a no phone zone before we did. >> you know, i have--yeah. i have to tell you, i--you know, you always have that moment when you're on television about whether or not you're going to share something that's so personal. and there's always that moment where you can make that decision to do it oprah: or not to. >> or toh: you say, "do i cr oprah: you say, "do i crack myself open for the world?" >> right, exactly. do i crack myself open for the world? and if i do, why? what can come of it? and so, i'm so sorry for your loss, and i know that grief is not a straight path. i know it's li
" reporter andrew zajac. and a discussion on the u.s. labor market with economist j. bradford delong. this is "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] caller: caller: caller: caller: caller: host: general petraeus, secretary clayton -- glenn beck, among others, agreed that the dove out of reach center should not burn at the koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. now we want your opinion whether you see it as a free-speech issue or not. you can see the numbers on the screen this morning. for the first 45 minutes we will be talking about this and going through the newspapers. you can also send us a tweak to -- tweet, tweet certification.com -- twitter.com/c-span-wj. here are a couple of articles about this. it has become headlines everywhere. u.s. embassies brace for karan burning protests. this is from the associated press. governor andate's u.s. embassies around the world preparing. from "the washington examiner" newspaper here in washington -- again, that is in "the washington
of months. why shouldn't it continue. >>> and tony perkins joins us with the weather, and more maybe? >> no. just the weather. good morning. a warmish start to the day. mid-70s. so warmer than yesterday. and it will be another warm day today before we get cooler air working in here. currently 74 degrees in washington. 74 up in baltimore. 71 at dulles airport. fredericksberg, virginia, 75 degrees. and in frederick, maryland, 78 degrees. we were tracking some showers to the west. you can see how that breaks up into our viewing area so not much happening out this. some of you might see a brief sprinkle and that's a possibility but most of that has dissipated. here is your forecast for today. today is really a day of transition as a cold front begins to move through. don't really think of it as a cold front because it will still be warm today. 89 degrees. we have morning clouds. it will become sunny. winds shift out of the west at 15-20 miles per hour. 89 for the high. and then cooler air working in here tonight. i'll tell you more about that in a little bit. allison, back to you. >> tony, than
the u.s., our international desk, watching events around the world, and our media desk, bringing in all of the video and live pictures so we can bring them to you in an instant, around the clock jenna: as jon just mentioned -- mentioned, right now authorities are holding a news conference on a fast moving wildfire near boulder, colorado, the tpaeupls devouring everything in their path, destroying some 100 structures, including, get this, the homes of nine firefighters. alicia acuna is live with the story. setet scene for us, where are you in relation to where the fire is burning right now? >> reporter: hi jenna. right now i'm standing near the national incident command center, where the news conferences are being held and where we're getting constant updates. in relation to the fire i'm about 4-5 miles from the fire. it's just over that ridge beyond me here. and that's where firefighters are battling that blaze that has so far charred 7100 acres, and again, during this news conference we're expected to get an update on the amount of acreage that burned. firefighters were fighting this b
're document, and engaging in a discussion. here are the phone numbers. if you are a democrat, join us. rep conditions, join us, and independents, join us. good morning once again, this is the kind of discussion i can promise you would only happen on c-span. 34 years ago we used to call us the place where the constitution came to live every day, because it gave you a running example of the three branches of government and the live coverage of the congress, executive branch and what we told you about the supreme court so we couldn't let constitution day go by without a discussion. seems like we're hearing more and more about it these days, and on the front page of the washington times in a story about constitution day, david eisner who runs the national constitution center in philadelphia explains why. here is the story. he writes -- the tea party has got people thinking more seriously about what's in the constitution and what's not. that's the quote from the political analyst with american enterprise institute but they say it would be wrong to assume tea party movement was -- >> supreme cou
. -- socialization. it was an easy decision for us. >> reporter: this morning, it was time to get acquainted. if this looks like a hotel conference room, well, it is. classes started today at the st. francis hotel in downtown san francisco. of course the st. francis is only a temporary location for them. this will be the new home for the new school. the old press club on poe street. the building should available in two weeks with plenty of classrooms and space for the nearly 50 students so far enrolled at flex academy. students will have a k 12 cirriculum, use bid many kids who are home schooled. that cirriculum offers 130 courses including five languages. it's school at your own pace with individual wallized attention. >> so if you're behind, you get more help so you can succeed, if you're very advanced and fast, you can go faster and that can different in different suspects. >> cruise is one of only four teachers hired by the school. >> this is up to them to sort of get through material. i provide support when i think it's something difficult. >> at the old school there are about 40 kids t
. nine u.s. soldiers have been killed. let's go to miguel marquez in afghanistan with the latest. miguel? >> reporter: in addition, to the nine soldiers killed, one u.s. soldiered injured, one afghan death, as well. it's just north of where i am, in kandahar province. it happened in zabul province, a mountainous region. troops are coming here every day by the hundreds or thousands. the last time the u.s. suffered this bad a crash was back in 2006, when a chinook went down. we're not entirely certain what type of chopper this was. the taliban has claimed credit. but u.s. officials here say there's no credible claim of enemy fire in that region. and they still don't know what brought the chopper down. often, the taliban takes credit for these things just to do it. this is part of an overall effort here in kandahar and across the country. the surge of troops that president obama ordered are in-country. and they are moving into the final phase of that surge, getting ready, getting into the hottest of the offensive operations. but they will be conducting. it is likely that we're going to see
hirsi ali wrote a book about why she left islam. >> i would never use the expression anti-islamic sentiment. i think it's more precise to distinguish between political islam on the one hand and religious islam and spiritual islam. and i have seen, yes, a growing knowledge on political islam, a growing interest in political islam, and a growing condemnation of political islam by more and more americans. i find both american men and women audiences that i speak condemn practices in the name of islam against women, the forced veiling of women, forced marriages of women, the guardian principle. there have been some eye-catching stories, for instance the 18-year old yemeni girl who was married off to an 80-year old man and who managed to escape that. so there is condemnation of these practices and there is condemnation of honor killings, condemnation of female genital mutilation. that is not a command in the koran, but in some obscure hadith, but practiced widely in muslim countries and among muslim immigrants to the u.s. >> so, does the thing that ms. a alreadyi mention done a
intercepted by u.s. intelligence. the plan reportedly modelled after the 2008 mumbai attacks, remember those in india and set to focus on western tourists staying in france, england and germany. julie kirtz is live in washington for us with the developing details. >> that's right. western intelligence agencies had credible intelligence that mumbai style attack was planned to target western tourists, as you said, likely americans staying in western hotels in france, england and germany. the attackers were allegedly of pakistani or algerian origin and trained in pakistan's tribal areas. u.s. intelligence decided to leak the information according to one source as a disruption tactic. the threat was credible and the concern was that it would evolve. at this point, there have been no arrests, gretchen, according to our information, officials are still working to investigate this plot. a big concern is that the plotters were modeling their european assault on the 2008 attack in mumbai, india, when armed gunmen, as you remember, killed more than 200 people in coordinated attacks there. several sour
of the whistleblower statute. in testimony before the u.s. commission on civil rights about the voter intimidation case from 2008, coats offered evidence under oath that race and politics are driving decisions at the department of justice. take a listen. >> responded by telling the gathering in there that the obama administration was only interested in wringing traditional types -- bringing traditional types of section 2 cases that would provide equality for racial and minority language voters. and then she went on to say that this is what we are all about or words to that effect. megyn: in other words, mr. coast testifying there is a mandate within the department of justice not to enforce the voting rights laws for the benefit of white victims. steve centanni live in washington. he's been following the hearing all morning. steve, what have we learned? >> reporter: well, christopher coates at first did not want to testify, he's now testifying before the u.s. commission on civil rights with damning testimony about a culture of injustice inside the justice department. as he puts it, there's a long-term h
into a restaurant. >> our gary nurenberg spoke with some witnesses. he joins us live now from northwest. gary. >> reporter: we're in the busy adams morgan section at the town and the sometimes confusing intersection of 18th, florida and vernon. these two pedestrians let me show you where they were hit. there is a median. that's where the two women were. this couple heard the screeching of tires and looked up to see the car turning on to florida from 18th. >> it appeared that the car was trying to avoid another car that was coming i think across florida avenue. the driver of the silver car lost control of the car, jumped the curb, hit two pedestrians and then crashed into the restaurant. >> reporter: those two pedestrians are women in their 20s. >> they were traumatic injuries. one of the females is what we call priority one which is serious and life-threatening. the other is not as bad but she's still classified as a trauma priority two. >> reporter: this family owns the restaurant. it had closed about 45 minutes before. >> i was worried because i knew my mother was inside the restaurant. so
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
>>> hey, guys. well, glad you joined us today. we had a great show and back here tomorrow. meanwhile, that does it for us. let's head back down to atlanta and john. >> thanks very much, kiran. the news continues here on cnn with kyra phillips. >> so nice to have you here. >> good morning. >> we all know why. you had a chance to catch up with some old buddies you haven't seen in, what? three decades. >> been a long time. not three decades. >> what was so special for me, not only to see how excited you were to team up with them but how excited rush was to see you and coming up on stage and jam, we had to top off the show with this. ♪ >> i guess you could qualify that as geezer rock. >> you said that was, like, the highlight -- a highlight of your life. >> my musical life. there are lots of other highlights in my life, of course. >> i hope so. >> but in terms of a frustrated guitarist and had a dream, i know you wanted to be a country singer, you know, to be able to exercise that jones even for four minutes playing limelight with them on stage -- >> it is great. >> an awful
-- they should have enough capital to cover all of their losses. host: ok, thank you. republican line. calling us from los angeles, at an early hour. caller: i wanted to comment. i don't think the government should help any firm, and there are no firms that are too large to fail. there are perfect bankruptcy laws that are printed on the books. we just have to let the strongest firms survive and those of that for some reason cannot maintain their costs, you have to let them go. we cannot interfere with our market system. host: thank you for your call. i mentioned about candidates. some candidates picking up on this theme. here is just one example. cathy rodgers, washington's fifth congressional district. on her website, she has a series of pledges should see is putting forward. no. 5, reversed the wall street bailout. saying she had voted against the $700 billion tarp the bill and now our goal should be to make sure something like tarp never happens again. no company is too big to fail. the only thing to big to fail as america itself. one candidate picking up on this theme of bailouts. let us go n
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
told him she was tired of defending him. she told us what she really thought about the president's response. and former president clinton, too, weighs in on that, and sarah palin. he's in town for his global initiative. and how he felt walking chelsea down the aisle last month. >>> we're going to begin with breaking news this morning. the helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. nine u.s. soldiers have been killed. let's go to miguel marquez in afghanistan with the latest. miguel? >> reporter: hi, george. in addition to the nine soldiers killed, one u.s. soldier injured, one afghan death as well. it's just north of where i am, in kandahar province. it happened in zabul province, a mountainous region. helicopters are a very common, common sight around here. troops are coming here every day by the hundreds or thousands. the last time the u.s. suffered this bad a crash was back in 2006, when a chinook went down. we're not entirely sure what sort of chopper this was. the taliban has claimed credit. but u.s. officials here say there's no credible claim of enemy fire in that region. a
is really making her presence felt in the state next to us here in texas. twisters touched down in and around the city of dallas. that's where the weather channel's julie martin is joining us from this morning. julie, good morning to you. what's the latest? >> well, good morning, matt. hermine made for a very wild weather day here in texas, from flash flooding to tornadoes. it really left its mark, and unfortunately, it is not finished just yet. i want to take you now to some images from the evening rush hour last night here in dallas, as twisters just started dropping out of the sky, as many as six funnels reported throughout the area. one of them slicing right through the heart of the city, hitting many buildings, bringing up water mains, and also knocking out power to thousands of people. one of the most impressive images, an 18-wheeler literally picked up, flipped 180 degrees with the driver inside, and slammed into the very building i am standing in front of. that driver, by the way, is doing all right this morning. but before all of that widespread flash flooding throughou
for the evening are here with us. let's get to it. josh, first question. mr. binnie, first response. >> we're here to talk about the issues. the tone of this race has become an issue. a lot of people say it has been one of the nastiest primary races in recent memory in new hampshire. where do you draw the line between an honest critique -- of their critique of your opponents background and nasty campaigning? >> it is a pleasure to be here tonight. it has been my pleasure to run for the united states senate. the people of new hampshire have gotten to know me. my dad introduced me over nine months ago. folks understand that i care about the job and the economy. when i became the frontrunner in the august, we were attacked by all kinds of private organizations. i thought that was not fair. i did not like it. not for amnesty. i am a liberal. ask my kids. what i am about is talking and dealing with the economic crisis that new hampshire is experiencing. we need jobs in our state. that is what i want to talk about. they do not care about these ads. they want to hear our policies and our background and h
minutes november? if you want to weigh in via e-mail as well, you can do so. and if you want to use twitter. again, we take our focus for the 45 minutes for the front page story in the "wall street journal" this morning. taking a look at political story with speaker pelosi. this is out of washington. they write so it talks about the political journey that will take, the paper talks more about that. but for our 45 minutes we're using this as a springboard to hear from democrats only. we'll take e-mail and twitter affouf this question, too. one more section from the interior pages of the same story. the writers write this morning. so the numbers will be on your screen. to your calls looking at speaker pelosi this november. portland, yorle, on -- oregon, on our line who thinks she will help. caller: i think nancy pelosi has been consistent and correct in her political decisions. i think she is definitely good for the country. and we small -- small african american community are very strong supporters. i think that the media is kind of hyped up all the predictions about shrinking democr
's plan to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. the pastor terry jones insists he will set fire to the koran on september 11th. we will talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> close call. a lion and a popular vegas resort tries to take bite out of his trainer. it is all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8th, 2010. "early" this wednesday morning, "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning to you. i'm erica hill. >> i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> hooray. halfway there. a little more than halfway there. there's a lot to get to this morning. we will talk more about that wild attack we saw the video of. we do want to get to the politics and the economy. there is the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning president obama is off to cleveland. we are going to unveil proposed tax breaks to boost the economy ask get people back to work. he's also signalling the texases on the wealthiest ame
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